Fail to turn back time and you’re met with a horrible fate
The biggest problem with The Legend of Zelda franchise is the formulaic “save Princess Zelda from the evil Ganon.” Sure, some entries in the Zelda franchise tried to change it up a bit by introducing new big bads, but for the most part, the plot is always predictable. In Majora’s Mask, a direct sequel to Ocarina of Time, Link sets out to find his lost friend, Navi. Upon meeting the Skull Kid in an eerie forest, Link is transformed into a Deku Scrub and transported to the alternate world of Termina. Upon his arrival, Link learns that the whole world of Termina is being held hostage by Skull Kid, who happens to be possessed by the evil spirit in the Majora’s Mask. This entity plans to annihilate Termina by crashing the moon into the world. As Link, you must repeat the same three days over and over, a la Groundhog Day, in order to save the land. Best of all: no Princess Zelda in sight.